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A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Lewis Warsh: Part of His History

Steve Clay is the publisher of Granary Books, as well as an editor, curator, archivist, and writer specializing in literature and art of the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. He is the author or editor of several volumes including, most recently, Intermedia, Fluxus, and the Something Else Press: Selected Writings by Dick Higgins.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

three from Elixir

Lewis Warsh (1944–2020) was a poet, fiction writer, editor, publisher, and teacher. He authored over 35 books of poetry, fiction, and autobiography, and his book of poems Elixir, completed in 2020, & from which these poems are selected, is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Losing Lewis

Barbara Henning has several published novels and books of poetry, recently Digigram (United Artists 2020); forthcoming is Prompt Book: Experiments for Writing Poetry and Fiction (Spuyten Duyvil).

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

L.W. I.M.

Simon Pettet is a long-time resident of the Lower East Side whose book Hearth, published by Talisman House, is his Collected Poems.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

For Lewis

Peter Bushyeager is a poet whose work appears in New American Writing, Café Review, Sensitive Skin, and other publications.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Dad you are this cloud I am looking at above the San Francisco Bay

Sophia Warsh is a botanist and horticulturist who lives in Oakland, CA.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

two

John Godfrey wore Lewis Warsh’s deluxe midnight blue wool thigh-length winter overcoat 1970–72, while he was in California.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Clouds

Daniel Owen is a poet, translator, and editor.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Lewis’s Sound

Daniel Kane lives with Jenny Lund and Bramble Kane Lund in Uppsala, Sweden, where he teaches American literature.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

LET GO /

Anne Waldman is the author most recently of Trickster Feminism (Penguin), Sanctuary (Spuyten Duyvil) , co-translator of The Songs of the Sons & Daughter Of Buddha (Shambhala) and the album SCIAMACHY (Levy Gorvy).

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

He Stood There (For Lewis)

Uche Nduka—poet and essayist—is the author of twelve volumes of poems of which the latest are LIVING IN PUBLIC (2018) and FACING YOU (2020).

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

They Oughta Name a Shoe After You

KB Nemcosky is the author of three books of poems: Drift (Ten Pell Books), dear friend (Straw Gate Books), and Early Exits (United Artists Books).

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Big Lew

Giuseppe Infante is a husband and father of two who writes and reads stuff, teaches on the Zoom machine and makes music, all in the attic.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Sixty Lines for Lewis on His Sixtieth Birthday

Gloria Frym’s most recent book is How Proust Ruined My Life & Other Essays (BlazeVOX Books 2020).

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

“Everyone you’ve ever been with for a moment”

Gary Lenhart met Lewis Warsh in 1978, and he published essays on Lewis’s work in Talisman magazine (1998) and Don’t Ever Get Famous, ed. Daniel Kane (2006).

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Poem

Ron Padgett’s most recent book is Non praticare il cannibalismo (Do Not Practice Cannibalism), a selected poems in Italian translation, from Del Vecchio Editore.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Yes?

Lydia Cortés, poet, is the author of the collections of poetry, Lust For Lust and Whose Place; she has also been published in many anthologies and literary journals.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Days of the Week

Sarah Anne Wallen lives in Brooklyn and is the poet behind the collection Don’t Drink Poison (United Artists Books, 2015).

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

two

Dennis Moritz writes a lot of plays that get produced and published: bars, galleries, improvised spaces, main stage, magazines, United Artists Books.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Fragments for Lewis Warsh

Valérie Déus is a poet, film programmer and local radio show host whose most recent works are found in A Garden of Black Joy Anthology and Under Purple Skies: A Minneapolis Anthology.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Tribute

Tony Iantosca is a poet and educator whose most recent book, To the Attic, was published by Spuyten-Duyvil in fall 2020.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Remembering Lewis Warsh, a Planter of Poets

Don Yorty is the author of A Few Swimmers Appear, Poet Laundromat, Spring Sonnets, and What Night Forgets; his blog, an archive of current art, his own writing, and work of other poets, can be found at: donyorty.com.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Falling into Conversation with Lewis

Ed Friedman is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, including Mao & Matisse, Drive Through the Blue Cylinders, and Two Towns; he still needs COVID shots.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Pillow Talk

Lisa Jarnot is the author of several books of poetry including A Princess Magic Presto Spell (Flood Editions, 2019).

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

Marcella Durand

Marcella Durand is the author of The Prospect (Delete Press, 2020) and a recent recipient of the C.D. Wright Award in Poetry from the Foundation of Contemporary Art.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

For Lewis

Vincent Katz is a poet and translator whose most recent book of poetry is Broadway for Paul.

A Tribute to Lewis Warsh

From an ongoing untitled poem for Lewis Warsh

Anselm Berrigan is the poetry editor for the Brooklyn Rail. He lives and grew up in the somewhat lower part of Manhattan.

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